34 Filmfest Dresden releases competition films

In the competition sections of the 34 Filmfest Dresden (being held from 5 to 10 April 2022), a total of 73 (co-)productions from 36 countries are in the running this year. The selection committees viewed more than 2,700 submissions and chose 34 contributions for the International Competition, 29 productions for the National Competition, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, as well as ten films for the Regional Competition (Regional Film Night), to vie for the "Golden Horsemen" and special prizes. A total of 16 awards and prizes amounting to €71,000 in prizemoney are due to be handed out.

Statistics: Directing Gender Quota, More Countries in International Competition, Numerous Indi Productions in National Competition 

In the three competition sections, the number of female (co-)directors comes to approximately the same amount as their male colleagues. 

In the National Competition, the amount of independent productions at 17 exceeds those from the film schools (at 12). These works come, among others, from the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg or the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg (HFBK) art school. 

This year, the number of countries represented in the International Competition amounts to 33, which is above that of last year (at 26). 

Since last year, the ever-popular Regional Film Night has assumed its new role as the official Regional Competition section with the aim of fostering local filmmaking.In addition to its competition sections, an extensive range of special programmes with an array of country-based and thematic highlights exploring the gender-equality thematic focus is being screened this year. The complete programme of the 34 Filmfest Dresden will be released at the press conference on 15 March 2022 in the Schauburg Dresden festival cinema. 


Detailed information about the competitions can be found in our press release.

The list of competition entries is provided below as an attachment PDF.

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